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14 don't miss animal photos from September

By: Catie Leary on Sept. 28, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Cattle and herdsmen

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Cattle drive descent

Herdsmen guard their cattle during the annual cattle drive descent on Sept. 13 at the Traufberg Alpe pasture near Oberstdorf, Germany.

After being led to the mountain meadows in spring, the herd stays for the summer until autumn approaches. The annual cattle drive descent tradition dates back centuries, and is celebrated with a festive ceremony and the decoration of the lead cow with a garland.